Pascal "Bugs" Jarrion was born in Perpignan, France, in 1961. It is a region known for its Catalan culture and an area that has influenced many artists before him including Picasso, Van Gogh and Maillol.
After attending fine arts school at Les Beaux Arts de Perpignan, Pascal decided to take his love of art and tattooing to London where there were chances for a career which were not available in France at the time.
He opened a small tattoo studio and spent the first six years refining his craft, always drawing and working from his own designs to try to give the customer something original and different. Slowly Pascal began to develop a style unusual in the tattoo industry--a mix of cubism, art deco and classical art--which has distinguished him in the field and earned him a worldwide clientele.
Today, Pascal satisfies his creative energy by painting and sculpting which are his real passion. He enjoys working in many different mediums: oil on canvas, mixed media, ceramic sculptures with hand-painted, patinaed finishes, as well as bronze. This has led to exhibiting in group and solo shows internationally including:
Quest for Impact – BTAG, Barcelona, 2002
Japan Je T’Adore – The Ghetto, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Purity In Motion – Sacred Gallery, NYC, 2011
Beverly Hills Art Show, CA, 2012
JNA Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
Tattoo Art Today – Somerset House, London, 2014
Palm Springs Modernism Show, CA, 2023
Inspired by classic subjects such as the female nude, music and romanticism, his artworks strive to convey emotion and movement, breaking down forms and spatial relations. As he explains, “I’m always looking for the clarity of lines and how to capture light into the depth of volume, while trying to achieve a fusion of purity and complexity.”
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2005 Pascal has been focusing more of his time on this first love which has resulted in the production of some of his finest work. His mission is to continue creating and exhibiting to take his artwork to the next level.